February Newsletter


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Dalton Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale right now! We don’t plan to order more than we actually sell. Please do not wait until the last minute to order your copy of the 2022-2023 Dalton Yearbook.

All sales will be online this year. Please login to your student’s Skyward account and go to payments to order a copy for the 2022-2023 school year. This year's price is $17.50 per copy.

If you have trouble finding where to purchase the yearbook, it may be located under Food Service. Click on the E-Funds Online Payment Portal. If you still are having trouble logging in, here is the link for the tutorial https://www.cdaschools.org/Page/6500 or contact our office at 208-772-5364. We are happy to help!

The deadline to purchase a yearbook is March 17. Please reserve your copy today!

Dalton PTA Board - Openings!

The Dalton PTA is looking for several board positions for next school year. If you are interested, please call, text, or email President Kelly Rhodes at president@daltonpta.org or 208-518-9987. She can give you all the details and answer any questions you might have.

You will be making a difference at Dalton Elementary by taking one position. The children, the teachers, the staff, the parents, the community needs you! It is a rewarding position,and you will make an impact.

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Dry Clothes/Extra Set in Backpack

As we change from winter to spring, boy, is it wet out there! The office needs your help in making sure your kiddos have clean, dry clothing in their backpacks, specifically socks and pants. Our playground has many new puddles forming, and we don't have a very large clothing closet to help all the kids that need dry clothing daily. Having said that, if you have gently used leggings or sweatpants you need off of your hands, we'd love to have them for both boys and girls. These clothing items are the best to fit a variety of sizes. Thank you so much! ~ Mrs. Debra

Midyear Residency Check

Parents and Caregivers,

In order to make certain all of our students receive appropriate educational support, Coeur d’Alene School District 271 conducts a mid-year residency verification. Residency is defined as where your family sleeps at night. Has your residency changed since September 15, 2022? If yes AND if any of the following statements are true for your family, please contact our Dalton School Counselor, Tami Frantzich, at 208-772-5364 or tfrantzich@cdaschools.org or the Coeur d’Alene School District McKinney-Vento Liaison, James Curb at 208-664-8241 ext. 10061 or jcurb@cdaschools.org for more information about educational services that may be available to your student(s) and family.

  • We are doubled up with friends, grandparents, or other family due to economic conditions.

  • We are living in a motel/hotel because other housing is unattainable.

  • We are living in a domestic violence shelter.

  • We are living in transitional housing.

  • We are sleeping in public places or abandoned buildings.

  • We are living in a car, trailer or campground.

  • We are living in a home for pregnant or unwed mothers without another place in which to live.

  • I am a student not in the physical custody of my parents or guardian.

Note from the School Nurse: Winter Nosebleeds

If your child suffers from winter nosebleeds it may be from dry air.

Here are some helpful tips to try at home:

-Use a cold air humidifier at night in the bedroom

-Using saline nose drops or apply petroleum jelly inside the nose

-Avoid excessive nose blowing and/or picking

-Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration

~ Nurse Victoria Kimball

Invent Idaho Regional Results!

Congratulations to our students Faith Schultz and Brian McNamee for their achievements while participating in the Invent Idaho Regionals.

-Faith Schultz earned a trophy for her book holder invention. She was the best in category for working models at the regional competition.

-Brian McNamee earned a second place ribbon for his non-working model for a kid friendly blood draw.

They will both compete at the state level in Moscow! Great job, Faith and Brian! We are proud of you and wish you luck in the next round.

Open Enrollment is Approaching!

Please see the important dates below:


21st - 5th to 6th Grade Intent Forms out at all elementary schools

27th - Secondary Open Enrollment/Transfer Window begins (5th grade parents who wish to send their students to a school different from their zoned one must fill out a request.)


14th - 5th to 6th Grade Intent Forms due

17th - Secondary Open Enrollment Window closes

(5th grade parents MUST have Secondary Enrollment Applications submitted by this date.)

23th - Secondary transfer letters mailed to families from DO


19th - Kindergarten/New Student Registration for the 2023-2024 school year begins


1st - Elementary Open Enrollment/Transfer Window begins (if your K-4 student attends Dalton on Open Enrollment, please be sure to fill your request out in May!)


2/13 Elections office begins mailing absentee ballots for March election today.

2/14 Valentine's Day Parties - Most in the afternoon - See teacher newsletter for more details!

Grade 4 Field Trip for Learning in Winter

2/15 Mathletes begins 3:30-4:20

PTA Meeting/Art Room (free childcare available) 6:00-7:00pm

2/17 NO SCHOOL/Certified Staff Flex Day

2/20 NO SCHOOL/President's Day

2/24 100th Day of School - Dress like you are 100!

5:30pm Girls Night Out/5th Graders - Cafeteria

2/27 Early in-person voting for March election begins

3/3 School Spirit Day - Dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss Character.

P/T Conference Sign-ups go home via Skyward at 4:00pm

5:30-9:30pm Boys Night Out/5th Graders - Cafeteria

3/6 - 3/10 Dalton Staff Appreciation Week

3/7 Spring Class Pictures and New Student Individual Pictures

3/10 Dalton PTA Triple Play Night 6:30-9:30pm

3/13 Sweet Treat Bake-Off Competition

Grade 4 Program at 6:00pm

3/17 NO SCHOOL/Certified Staff Workday


3/23 Evening P/T Conferences

3/24 NO SCHOOL - P/T Conferences


Save the Date: Spring Social is May 19th!

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